Flash fiction “Yesterday” published at Five 2 One Magazine

My weird flash fiction piece “Yesterday” is now up at Five 2 One Magazine’s #thesideshow. Check out the cool splash image the mag created with a cat peeking out and a fly’s wings buzzing along.

A cat and a fly, you say?  What could possibly go wrong?

Read or listen to the audio for “Yesterday” at http://five2onemagazine.com/yesterday-kristina-england-flashfiction-thesideshow to find out.

Flash fiction accepted at Five 2 One Magazine

You have to love a magazine that includes the words “yo” and “rad” in their acceptance email.  It immediately makes you smile in a very good way.  And that’s just what Five 2 One Magazine did today when I received their email on my way out of work.

“Five 2 One Magazine thrives on works by freaks, weirdos, black sheep and free thinkers,” (About Five 2 One Magazine) which means you are in for some weirdness from me when my flash fiction story “Yesterday” hits their #thesideshow online publication on October 2.

Come October 2, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Short story published at Apocrypha and Abstractions

My story, “The Swamp” has been published in the latest volume of Apocrypha and Abstractions: Flash Fiction Musings for the Literary Minded today.

This is one of those stories that was rejected time and time again by various magazine.  I sat down one day, read through it and determined something was off about the ending so I sat there, had an “Ah-ha” moment, revised the last few sentences, and sent the piece off to the editors at Apocrypha and Abstractions. Not surprisingly, that change was all it needed to get accepted for publication.

You can read the story at https://apocryphaandabstractions.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/the-swamp-by-kristina-england/.

Story published in Basil O’ Flaherty July 2016 Issue

My flash fiction piece, “Living in a Cave,” has been published in the Basil O’ Flaherty July 2016 issue.  You can read it at http://thebasiloflaherty.weebly.com/kristina-england.html.

Plus, don’t forget to check out the rest of the issue.  The stories and poems are great.  You can tell that editor J.K. Shawhan put a lot of work into this issue, so support him by reading it and sharing your favorite pieces.

Flash Fiction accepted at The Basil O’ Flaherty

I received word this morning from editor J.K. Shawhan that my flash fiction story, “Living in a Cave,” will appear in the July 2016 issue of The Basil O’ Flaherty.

What’s not to like about that magazine name itself?  The moment I saw it, I wanted to know who Basil was and still do, but as the lit mag site says, they are a “new literary arts website that couldn’t think of a real name so one was chosen based on a character from a book that was never written.” For us fiction writers, that makes for an even better name to a magazine.

The July issue hits the presses in a couple weeks. I’ll be sure to post a link to the issue then.

Cheers,

Kristina

Story “The Beast” published by Story Shack Magazine

What can I say other than I am always impressed by the work of the artists over at Story Shack Magazine and Martin Hooijmans commitment to making these collaborations happen.

I haven’t been writing that much fiction lately, but luckily “The Beast” came to me and I was able to send this on over to Martin.  I blame either too little sleep or not enough coffee for how bizarre this one gets, but it was a fun write and hopefully a fun read.

Thanks to the amazing Joey To, who has illustrated my work before, for the great hero illustration to go along with the piece.  Check out other recent stories while you are there.

I promise that every one of them will leave you impressed.

https://thestoryshack.com/flash-fiction/fantasy/kristina-england-the-beast

 

Anti-Heroin Chic Publishes My Story “The Woman in the Black Car”

First, I have my mother to thank for this story.

I don’t often write about the creative process, but this story came about when I kept noticing a woman appearing at the house next to me with a child and I had no clue who she was.  She didn’t live there and I never saw her with the neighbors.  My mother immediately said I needed to write her story and so began the unfolding of a mystery on the page.  I also think its one of my best endings to a story (from a writing perspective, not a happy go lucky perspective).

Luckily, I came across new magazine Anti-Heroin Chic recently and thought I’d send Editor James Diaz the piece.  James liked it and published it today at the journal’s blog thus bringing it to life for the general public.

Don’t just check out my piece at Anti-Heroin Chic.  Check out some other writers when you swing on by.  Share their stories.  Leave comments.  Help spread the word about Anti-Heroin Chic.

http://heroinchic.weebly.com/blog/the-woman-in-the-black-car-by-kristina-england

Paragraph Planet publishes my micro-fiction piece “Thrift Shop”

I love a good challenge so I tend to go searching for sites that give me rules or prompts from which to write a piece.  Paragraph Planet requires a piece of 75 words – no more, no less.

“Thrift Shop” was written after I discovered Paragraph Planet in a list of micro-fiction sites provided by Cameron Filas to the Facebook Call for Submissions group.

I submitted the piece to Paragraph Planet and last night received word that it would be published today.  You can view the piece at http://www.paragraphplanet.com.  Note that it will be sent to the archives tomorrow so grab it while it’s hot.

You can view Cameron’s phenomenal list of micro-fiction mags at http://cameronfilas.com/2016/04/04/get-published-25-places-to-submit-your-micro-fiction/